Race for £70m Liverpool John Moores Uni job
Liverpool John Moores University is calling up contractors to bid for a major new campus building in the city.
Known as the Copperas Hill development, the project will involve converting the disused postal sorting office near the railway station into a central teaching, library and sports facility.
The University is opting for a two-stage tender process with main contractors and partner building services specialists for the complex conversion.
LJMU hopes to be ready to name the preferred bidder for a select list of five firms by June next year.
The university plans to submit a full planning application for the 300,000 sq ft building later in the summer with a view to starting work onsite early in 2016.
Copperas Hill scheme professional team
Project Managers, Christal Management
Architects, BDP with lead architect Sue Emms
Cost Consultants & Employers Agent, Sweett Group
Civil & Structural Engineers, Curtins
Building Services Engineers, Arup
All requests for PQQs by 22 December to Shaun McDonald
Connected University Village
In 2013, the University announced plans to redevelop the site as part of a vision to develop a connected campus by locating all students and staff in the city centre. Copperas Hill will be the heart of the University and a front door to the Knowledge Quarter of the city. It will be pivotal in the regeneration of the area surrounding Lime Street resulting in the creation of improved streetscapes, upgraded highways, landscaping and new open spaces.
Aaron Morby | Tue 25th November | Construction Enquirer